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MK-61. My first programmable calculator.

on Nov 01, 2018 · 1 min read ·
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In the summer of 1988, my neighbors in the village threw out a broken calculator. I fixed it and started experimenting. I remembered how in one of the magazines I read about microcalculators independently did some hours-long calculations. It fascinated me, the fact that some devices can do complex calculations without human intervention. And I immediately tried to do the same with my calculator. Alas, I was disappointed. I had a simple model that did count only four arithmetic operations and operations with percentages. And in the examples in the magazine there were some much more complex devices. I began to figure out what microcalculators are needed for this and plunged into the world of programming. What determined my future fate :D In the fall of the same 1988, I got a job as a school lab technician and on my first salary, exactly 30 years ago, bought myself the first programmable gadget - the MK-61 micro calculator :)

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15 floating point registers, RPN and command memory for 102 operations. Little? But it was a whole huge world. From mathematical tricks and complex integer calculations to a huge number of games for which I spent hundreds, maybe thousands of hours :)

The programs looked like this:

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Moscow again

on Oct 27, 2018

Moscow a few days ago. Photo from the hospital where my daughter is being treated.

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Photos from a walk in Moscow

on Oct 09, 2018

Next year I plan with my family to relocate from Moscow to Kaliningrad. Therefore, now I have begun to pay more attention to things to which I have got used to for 28 years of life in Moscow and have not paid attention. I began to photograph more often the streets along which I am going home. In memory :) Sometimes something interesting happens.

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Last week I walked from one district of Moscow to another, and on the way I photographed such an Orthodox church. By the way, this is a new building, was built last year. In general, I am against the aggressive expansion of the Orthodox presence, but I cannot fail to note the beauty of some decisions :)

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The village cat of our neighbors this summer

on Sep 27, 2018

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Moscow, Petrovka, 38

on Jul 13, 2018

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Moscow, Petrovka, 38. One of those Moscow addresses that everyone in the USSR knew from childhood, as in Britain they know Baker Street 221B :) Previously, there was a Moscow criminal search, which very often figured in a detective movie. Now - the same thing, only under a different, more bureaucratic name.

In general, I am depressed in Russia by the growth of bureaucratization of names, mass bureaucratic style at every step. Even on the bus you go, social advertising - "this can lead to the creation of an emergency!". No, just to be "can cause an accident". And so it is everywhere.

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15 years ago

on Jul 11, 2018 ·
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Just Moscow, the Sokol district that day 15 years ago. July 11, 2003 :)

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Day of Pioneers

on May 19, 2018

On this day, May 19, the Day of Pioneers was celebrated in the USSR: D The Pioneer Organization in the USSR is something of the type of American scouts, only it had coverage all over the country and with ideological overtones. I completely forgot this date, if it was not remembered in Telegram - it would not have occurred to me :) Under this case - photos, which are exactly 35 years old (+ month) - April 22, 1983. On the photos - the day when I was accepted into the pioneers :)

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Rain

on May 15, 2018 ·
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It rains. Photographed now from the balcony :) Quality bad, so that the drops are not smeared, I had to shoot on ISO3200. And in addition - a small crop. But it's still interesting :)

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A little walk

on Mar 19, 2018

Yesterday I went with my daughter to the Cosmonautics Museum to perform the next stage of the school Olympiad. But there was a HUGE queue at the entrance. I had to give up going to the museum and just climb the snowdrifts :)

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Russian breakfast

on Mar 16, 2018

Just Russian breakfast now. Vodka. Caviar :)

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Flowers on March, 8

on Mar 10, 2018

My wife was returning home from work. At the entrance of the house two drunken guys gave her two huge bouquets of tulips. And in every door handle in the apartments of our house - the flowers are stuck :)

This, apparently, the people continue to celebrate the women's day, the 8th of March :)

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Global warming

on Mar 01, 2018

Last night I burned myself to the central heating battery. I took an IR thermometer and measured the temperature. 94.0 °C (201.2 °F). The municipal services decided to resist frost, the promised weather forecast. Heating system in my house is old, the degree of heating is not regulated. He called the communal service, they answered that it was normal. We have to open the windows to the street and warm the atmosphere. Russia is a generous soul! :)

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Dagestan

on Feb 19, 2018

From old photos. This is May of 2010 year. Dagestan. Mountain village of Kuba. The place where my wife's mother was born and grew up.

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In ancient times, the valleys of Dagestan were too valuable a place to settle them. There are few arable land. Therefore, people settled in the mountains, in places unsuitable for farming. At the same time it helped create additional protection from attacks.

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Hot pizza in Moscow

on Feb 19, 2018

On the motor scooter the inscription: Delivery of HOT pizza.

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Winter in Moscow

on Feb 06, 2018 · less than 1 min read

My DSLR suddenly fixed itself. Today walked a little along the street :)

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